While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.
While most people are working to file their returns, others cheat unknowing victims and the IRS through tax fraud schemes.
The OIG investigates many cases in which people withhold facts from SSA to fraudulently collect Social Security benefits.
We review the major challenges facing SSA and discuss how we will oversee and assist efforts to address these challenges.
The Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016 includes several provisions designed to support IG oversight efforts.
Some cases of Social Security number misuse and assumed identities can read like crime-fiction stories.
A judge sentenced the man to at least 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a New York City-based disability fraud scheme.
ABC’s “Nightline” recently reported on the OIG’s efforts to detect and reduce disability fraud.
Several new CDI units established in recent months are up and running, yielding positive results for SSA.
Several recent judicial actions served as reminders of our commitment to pursue Social Security disability fraud “facilitators."